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BIG BEAR NEWS & RESERVATIONS CALL US TODAY 800-461-1023

Boat rentals, wakeboarding, pontoon boat and kayak rentals, fishing charters
Posted: 14-Nov-17


2017 SCHEDULE - BIG  BEAR  LAKE - HAS (6) SIX  MARINAS - 

Big Bear Lake is still open for 2017 boating season and the lake is up over
five feet from last year. The marinas will stay open until our first significant 
snowfall in November. Public Launch Ramps are open for all vessels,
motorized and non-motorized. Both ramps are located on the North Shore.
The East Ramp is close to Stanfield cutoff, near the Discovery Center and
the West Ramp is closer to the Big Bear Dam, west of Fawnskin.  

Our six marinas have everything you need to have a great time on the lake.
Get your fishing license, fishing gear, bait and more. Rent a pontoon boat for
family fun or try a fishing boat for adventure exploring the fishing coves in
Big Bear Lake. Kayak discount rental coupons available in the office too.
Have had our first Big Bear Bass Tournament and catches were really impressive.



Big Bear Marina and Pleasure Point Marina open boat rentals/launch ramp April 1.
 
Also open are all public ramps operated by BBMWD opened on April 1st.



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Provided by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association

Big Bear lake 2017 Events

A day on the water is a great way to have fun and connect with family and friends.

Big Bear Lake
is a premier fishery for large trout. This premier fishery depends on a constant replenishment
of fish. The funds derived from this tournament enable us to plant trophy size trout and provide
an improved angling experience for this and future generations.



GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES GUEST FISHING CHARTER SPECIAL:
Lucky Bear Fishing Charters. 909-866-7303
http://www.luckybearfishing.com
$210.00 for a 3 hour charter for up to six people. 
fishing licenses are required for those fishing 16 or over.
Otherwise that's the TOTAL price from LUCKY BEAR CHARTERS!
Call to book ahead.Only rarely can do same day trips anymore.

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Big Bear Lake is still open for 2017 boating season and the lake is up over
five feet from last year. The Public Launch Ramps are open for all vessels,
motorized and non-motorized. Both ramps are located on the North Shore.
The East Ramp is close to Stanfield cutoff, near the Discovery Center and
the West Ramp is closer to the Big Bear Dam, west of Fawnskin.  

Our six marinas have everything you need to have a great time on the lake.
Get your fishing license, fishing gear, bait and more. Rent a pontoon boat for
family fun or try a fishing boat for adventure exploring the fishing coves in
Big Bear Lake. 
Pleasure Point Marina service *discount boat rental coupons* 
only available at Golden Bear Cottages resort office. Guests of Golden Bear 
Cottages are entitled to 15% discount at Pleasure Point Marina with a coupon.

We have already had our first Big Bear Bass Tournament and the catches
were really impressive.

Big Bear Lake Fishing Report - SEPTEMBER 2017 

This may be the easiest report I have ever put together because the fishing is that good and it really doesn't matter what I say, YOU WILL CATCH FISH. Currently Rapala and Needlefish are working well on the troll. The folks using the drift method have been very successful as well. Dough bait from the shoreline is always a good go-to this time of the year. The Lake is packaged full of beautiful trout right now and we are seeing some of the best fishing in a decade. The water is mixed so there is no honey hole at the present time however the fish are moving to the west as the water warms. So get out and try your luck and catch something for the grill. Bass fishing is good along the structure; we have seen a lot of fish in the three pound range. The carp have not shown their face as of yet but we hope to see sprinklings of uglys soon as the granddaddy tournament of them all is rapidly approaching. Get your registration in soon as we have blown this baby up this year to be the best ever.

 

FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK The water clarity is pretty good this time of year so use the lightest line you can, 4lb or less works for most applications.

2017 BIG BEAR LAKE EVENT SCHEDULE




Date Event

 Organization

Phone & Website




APRIL 1, 2017

Aaron's Bass Tournament APRIL

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-2240VIEW WEBSITE

May 6, 2017

Aaron's Bass Tournament APRIL

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-2240VIEW WEBSITE

May 6, 2017

Adopt-a-Shoreline Kick-Off

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796VIEW WEBSITE

May 20-21, 2017

Hall Family May Trout Classic

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796VIEW WEBSITE

June 3-4, 2017

Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby

Big Bear Visitors Bureau

(800) 424-4232VIEW WEBSITE

June 3, 2017

ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary contact Mark Poster

(909) 725-0447VIEW WEBSITE

June 10, 2017

Aaron's Bass Tournament JUNE

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-2240VIEW WEBSITE

June 17-18, 2017

14th Annual Carp Round-up

BBMWD

(909) 866-5796VIEW WEBSITE

July 1, 2017

Free Fishing Day

Dept of Fish & Wildlife

-VIEW WEBSITE

July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Fireworks

Rotary Club of BBL

-VIEW WEBSITE

July 15, 2017

Aaron's Bass Tournament JULY

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-2240 VIEW WEBSITE

August 6, 2017

ABC Safe Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary contact Mark Poster

(909) 725-0447VIEW WEBSITE

August 12, 2017

Aaron's Bass Tournament AUGUST

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-7374VIEW WEBSITE

August 18-20, 2017

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show

Charlie Brewster - ACBS

(909) 866-4643

September 2, 2017

Free Fishing Day

Dept of Fish & Wildlife

-VIEW WEBSITE

September 9 &10, 2017

Aaron's Bass Tournament 2-Day Finale

Aaron Armstrong Big Bear Charter Fishing

(909) 866-2240VIEW WEBSITE

September 9 &10, 2017

Troutfest

Western Outdoor News

(949) 366-0248VIEW WEBSITE


First Time Cooking Your Big Bear Lake Catch? 4 Things You Should Know!
Provided by: The Big Bear Lake Marketing Association

You've had a great day of fishing with your family or friends and now you're all ready for a delectable dinner that includes your fresh catch. You can practically see it and taste it already… a nice white fillet that flakes at the touch of your fork and melts in your mouth.
There's just one concern, it's your first attempt at cooking your catch and you don't want your main course to come out tasting like rubber or cardboard. Well, guess what? Learning how to prepare and how to cook fresh fish is easier than you think if you follow a few simple guidelines.

1. Put your catch on ice immediately. Always ice your catch, even on cold days. Have a large cooler on hand with plenty of ice and place your fish right side up on top of the ice right away. Cover the fish with a layer of ice on top and make sure the lid on your cooler seals tightly. If the ice starts to melt, use the spigot on your cooler to drain any excess water out. Keep your fish in a sealed cooler on ice until you get back to the dock or fillet station to clean them.

2. Eat the fish the same day you catch it if possible. Fresh fish should keep in your refrigerator for 2-3 days after being caught; however, it's always best to eat it the same day you catch it. Once you take the fish out of your cooler, store it in a resealable bag in the coldest part of your fridge. A few hours before cooking, remove the fillets from the bag and rinse them off to remove any loose scales. Then, pat the fillets dry and leave in the fridge uncovered on a baking sheet until cooking time.

3. Use the 10-minute cooking rule. Cook fish fillets 10 minutes per inch, turning halfway through the cooking time. For example, a one-inch fish fillet should be cooked 5 minutes on each side for a total of 10 minutes.

4. Fish is cooked when the fillets turn opaque and are firm. This is an important tip to remember if you want to avoid over-cooked, rubbery fillets. The fish will be done when the fillets turn from translucent to opaque or white and feel firm but are still moist. The fillets should be just ready to flake.
Attention to these details regarding storage and preparation will help ensure that your catch tastes fantastic when it gets to the dinner table. 

Big Bear Lake fishing reports

Additional fishing reports provided by ONS - Fishhound Pro Staff (Outdoor News Service)

Fishing and Charter Information
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Big Bear Lake ---- Fishing Report

There's no finer time to be out on beautiful Big Bear Lake trolling for rainbow trout.  The tree leaves are turning vibrant colors before our eyes daily now.  The air is starting to chill with the scent of wood burning from chimney's and there's frost on the boat in the morning now!  All these are indicators that the trout are about to adjust to the cooler water temperatures and the bite will be on most days to come before seasons end.  This is truly prime time to be on the lake since all other recreation activities have subsided and fishing is the main attraction now with incredible conditions.  The past couple weeks through a curve at us several times as we expected and we had to work a bit harder to locate and get the trouts attention.  With the water temperatures adjusting and a huge plant for TroutfesT the fish were temperamental at times as they scatter all around the lake.  The good news is the past six hours of fishing did bring a change for the better for those trolling.  Last weekend was TroutfesT 2016 and Lucky Bear Fishing Friend John Rizya and his family had success trolling night crawlers on their down rigger and leaded line.  The youngest of the Rizya Family, Deztany, won FIRST PLACE of the girls division.  Deztany's grandpa, John did a excellent job putting the family on the fish and Deztany did a great job catching!!  Please see our special report on these TroutfesT memories at our Lucky Bear FaceBook page and please LIKE US.   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.733428596694123.1073741875.106167629420226&type=1 The past two weeks the majority of our fish have been caught along the south shore from Gilner Pt to Papoose Bay and in the middle of the lake many times.  We did catch along the north shore from SS Relief to the West Ramp but many times we could find a good pattern and get into fish before venturing too far from Metcalf Bay and Boulder Bay.  There were times we did get into double and triple hits which is always nice and brings memorable excitement to the trip!  The down riggers were at 3-15 feet most times and leaded lines from 2-4 colors.  Down riggers did well with custom made spinners tipped with crawlers and the hottest lures on leaded lines were Watermelon and Red Magic Needlefish, brown and gold colored/patterned Rapalas, Phoebes and Little Warriors in Green Gobie and Heavens Door both with copper backs.  Flat lining a variety of Rapalas and Flicker Shads has brought a few of the larger fish ranging 2 1/2-3 pounds.  Timing has been hard to call but fortunately three hour trips seem to always average from 5-15 fish and occasionally late mornings-mid day did have a little more action.  Everyone is mentioning the ideal weather and beauty of the ever changing scenery and enjoying the photo opportunities.  There is no better time to plan a getaway to Big Bear after summer has ended and before the winter rush- a special calm or LULL that most locals and visitors who know enjoy most!

Please call Golden Bear Cottages for lodging 800-461-1023  GoldenBearCottages.com and Lucky Bear Fishing Charters 909-866-7303 for guided fishing trips and our fisherman special for 6 people.

Fishing and Boating forecast updated for Big Bear Lake for this week:
WEATHER and LOCAL FORECAST
Posted: 05-Oct-17
Big Bear Lake mountain Weather Conditions, forecast  for western Big Bear LakeCA
Weather Conditions for:
Big Bear Lake, CA (
CI199)
Elev: 6980 ft; Latitude: 34.23806; Longitude: -116.86528

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ENJOY ALL FOUR SEASONS IN BIG BEAR THIS YEAR!
AUTUMN is here! What's your favorite part of the year in beautiful Big Bear Lake?
(This past season has been the most epic of the season. Late Spring SNOW
storms brought us RECORD snow and a season snow total of over 169").

Golden Bear Cottages temperature --- November 14 @ 6 a.m. was 29°F
Winter is not far off
  


Make lodging reservations for a COOL Autumn mountain vacation ! 

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Please be water wise and save water when visiting Big Bear - thank you!

Golden Bear Cottages in western Big Bear Lake: temperature
is 22 to 25 degrees cooler than the valleys below...#SnowReports, #BigBearWeather

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#Weather forecast for southwest Big Bear Lake for this week
https://goldenbear.net/news.cfm/mode/details/id/2754

Lake surface temperature is now near 45 degrees and falling (soon to freeze)
 

Autumn/Winter activities near ski resorts in cool Big Bear


Kayak discount rental coupons available in the office.



 

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